Self Care for Writers

going to win. The challenge is still fun, and the spirit of NaNoWriMo is still very exciting for me, so I decided my participation was going to be worth doing on it’s own. This week I am trying to keep up with my own self care so that I am able to sustain my creativity throughout the length of my latest project. 

Optimize Your Writing Life

In this #PrepTober article I want to talk about 3 simple steps to optimizing the time you have without guilt and without losing your mind. More specifically, I want to take you through my week, and how I came to understand working with myself and not against myself. I spent a lot of the tail end of the week thinking about what I did well and why, so I could integrate that into my own process, and I’m going to share that process with you.

Do You Write Every Day?

Do you set daily or weekly writing goals, and consistently meet them? If you live and die by the idea that you have to write every day, you might be someone who writes slow and steady. Slow and steady writers will chunk out their work and try to reach a certain word or page count goal every day or every week. This type of novelist keeps a steady pace, pushing forward one step at a time.

Set Up Your Digital Space to Inspire

There is no shortage of organizing tips for feeling in control of the physical things in your life. If you want a minimal mess desk with functionality and in colors you love, there's probably a Pinterest board for that. Yet as writers, it is equally important to set up your digital space to inspire. Here are some ways that you can set up your digital life to work for you. I'm going to give you some ideas in an easy, bulleted list to get you started.

Plan Your Year for Success

Hello lovelies. Welcome back to the blog. Today I want to go over goal setting for the new year. I know I've gone over this for short term planning before, but I want to give you a way to plan your entire year realistically so that in December of 2021 you can look back and know you accomplished something.

Word Count Tracker for 2021 (+ Bonuses)

Hello Lovelies! I have a new free form for you to use. Back in 2014 I was looking for a way to chronicle my writing journey and to quantify how much work I was getting done in my writing. I made a super basic word count tracker, and used it for about five years. Then, I decided my basic, ugly word count tracker wasn't easy to copy from year to year and didn't differentiate between the types of writing projects I was completing. So I set out to completely redesign my word count tracker from the ground up. Thus, my latest and greatest creation. A better word count tracker!

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